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 Post subject: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Wed 03-30-2011 3:09PM 
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Notice: My name and reputation were used by the owners of the web site RateMyProfessors.com, beginning about a decade ago, without my permission, and continue to be used, to this day. This helps the company that owns and operates this web site to generate a profit. Thus, I deserve be compensated financially, to the sum of $100,000,000. I am now ready to collect this debt.

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I'm pretty happy right now that I dropped one of his classes earlier this semester. I gave him a shot, despite his reputation, but there really is something wrong with the guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Wed 03-30-2011 10:26PM 
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With very little exception, the entire math department needs to be restaffed.

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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Thu 03-31-2011 1:54AM 
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ShadowCat38 wrote:
With very little exception, the entire math department needs to be restaffed.

If this was Reddit/Facebook, I would upvote/like this.

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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Thu 03-31-2011 3:14AM 
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Here's to hoping for a new terrorist day... (especially since I have no classes anywhere near the math building)


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Thu 03-31-2011 6:14PM 
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Err, is he serious or is this an early April Fools joke?


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Thu 03-31-2011 9:22PM 
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No, that emblazoned text has been on his website longer than just the past week (source: myself after a friend in his class showed me while trying to explain how crazy this dipsh... professor is).


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Fri 04-01-2011 9:21AM 
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From all the stories I've heard, the guy's definitely a douche... and he's probably truly pissed about the ratings on ratemyprofessor.. but I think anyone with PhD is probably not dumb enough to think they'd win a suit against the website AND get $100M

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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Fri 04-01-2011 10:16AM 
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blitzvergnugen wrote:
I think anyone with PhD is probably not dumb enough to think they'd win a suit against the website AND get $100M

QFT, which to me makes him seem like even more of a douche and/or pissed off wittle baby throwing a tantrum.

However, I have no idea what the guy is actually like, having never met him. I feel sorry for the people in Linear Algebra this semester... when I took that class, it was one of the easiest A's I've gotten while at UMR.


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Fri 04-01-2011 3:40PM 
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I'm actually quite familiar with Insall and the way he conducts his courses. While I will say that his method of professing (read: he does not directly teach as much as guide you) can be difficult for some students, I do believe that for the truly motivated individual, the rewards of his courses waaaay outweigh any perceived shortcomings. That is to say: if you are looking for a professor to hold your hand every step of the way, take someone else. If you are willing to be more independent and disciplined in your studies, you can learn a substantial amount more than your peers when you take Insall.

As far as Insall being bitter or "crazy", I can honestly say that he is neither. He may not be happy about what some people have to say about him, but in the end it's all about the math for him.

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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Sat 04-02-2011 1:28AM 
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I'm actually quite familiar with Insall and the way he conducts his courses. While I will say that his method of professing (read: he does not directly teach as much as guide you) can be difficult for some students, I do believe that for the truly motivated individual, the rewards of his courses waaaay outweigh any perceived shortcomings. That is to say: if you are looking for a professor to hold your hand every step of the way, take someone else. If you are willing to be more independent and disciplined in your studies, you can learn a substantial amount more than your peers when you take Insall.

As far as Insall being bitter or "crazy", I can honestly say that he is neither. He may not be happy about what some people have to say about him, but in the end it's all about the math for him.


I'm taking Linear Algebra with Roger Bunn as my instructor. It's a very interesting and motivating class. However, the other students in the class are plotting against Insall and Bunn through the power of passive-aggressive petitions.

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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Insall goes off the deep end
PostPosted: Sun 04-03-2011 12:47AM 
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Ha! Professors have tenure. They will have nothing at all to do with your smarmy little "petitions". It's not like you're trying to get the professor's removal from the class on the March student body ballot.

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